HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – A group of Hubbard High School students is doing its part to help the people of East Palestine.

Six sophomores in the Career and Community Class are hosting a benefit dinner on Wednesday.

There will be food, a 50/50 raffle, and a donation box. Proceeds will go to help the community.

The Gentry will be preparing chicken parmesan and spaghetti as well as other dishes. Malia Hivner is a sophomore at Hubbard High School who helped plan tonight’s dinner.

“I think really just stepping up in a time of tragedy and just knowing that if it was our community, we would appreciate if someone would help us and they are so close. So, neighbors being neighbors. We needed to help them,” Hivner said.

“We want to help as much as we can to make it a better after thing and for these families to know that there’s help out there for them while they are going through tough times like this,” said sophomore Gianna Rotunno.

The dinner is scheduled for 3 p.m. -7 p.m. at The Gentry Catering on E. Liberty Street in Hubbard.

“Hubbard is a really good community and we do know how to stick up in a time of need. so I feel like growing up we’ve always been there for one another and that just teaches us to help the surrounding communities too because I know what it’s like to be helped,” Hivner said.